The Best Events In Cheltenham This January

Cheltenham doesn’t slow down after the holidays, in fact, it starts gearing up for more events in the new year. Here at The Cheltenham Park Hotel we have carefully selected the best things to do in Cheltenham this January so whether you’re visiting from afar or you live in the town, the festivities may be over but there is still plenty to get excited about in beautiful regency Cheltenham.


New Year’s Racing

Welcome 2017 in in style with an exhilarating day at the races. The world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse sees thousands of spectators flock to its breath taking venue to enjoy the races on New Year’s Day. Whether you want to try your hand at betting or enjoy the very best of local food and drink, it’s well worth the trip. It is perfect for all ages, especially for a family day out with entertainment to keep the kids occupied.

Where: Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham GL50 4SH
Date: 01/01/17

Time: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Tickets /Admission: From £10
More Info : Cheltenham Racecourse Website


January Sales

January is renowned for holding some great high-street sales that wouldn’t be missed by any fashionista worth their salt. Make the most of the fabulous shopping in our regency town and spend those Christmas vouchers on an absolute bargain at one of Gloucestershire’s top shopping centres. Take your pick from Regent Arcade in Cheltenham, King’s Walk, Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet or Eastgate Shopping in Gloucester, where you will be spoilt for choice with a wide selection of both big brands and independent shops.

Where: Throughout Gloucestershire

Date: From 1st January 2017



Floodlit Swan Supper

With winter bringing these regal birds to Slimbridge Wetlands Centre for their annual migrations, sit back and enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of hundreds of wild swans on a floodlit lake at this spectacular evening event. Learn about the birds impressive journey from to its winter home before indulging in a delicious three course meal followed by tea and coffee. This is a truly unique event perfect for wildlife lovers.

Where: WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT
Date: 6th, 7th, 12th & 13th January 2017
Time: 6:15pm for a 6:30pm feed
Tickets /Admission: £35
More Info: WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre Website



Philharmonia Orchestra Concert

The renowned Philharmonia Orchestra are coming to Cheltenham for one night only on January 24th. Taiwanese violinist, Hsien, and Dutch conductor, Hermus, bring their combined international flair to the concert, spanning two musical eras and two strongly nationalistic 18th and 19th century styles. The concert will combine the beautiful works of Mozart, Smetana and Dvorak and is an important date for the diary for all music lovers.

Where: Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA

Date: 24/01/17

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: from £13.50

More info: Cheltenham Town Hall website


Cheltenham Farmers Market

The award-winning Farmers Market graces the town’s Promenade on the second and last Friday of every month. Open from 9am – 2pm, this popular market was established over 12 years ago and offers the very best of local produce, including various meats and charcuterie, fruit and vegetables, desserts, preserves and pickles, cakes, bread, cheese and plants.

Where: Promenade Cheltenham GL50 9SA

Date: Every 2nd and Last Friday of the month

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm

More info: website


With all of these amazing events happening on our doorstep, there is really nowhere else you should be spending January other than in Cheltenham. If you’d like to pay Cheltenham a visit this new year and need somewhere relaxing and luxurious to rest you head, book your stay at one of the finest Cheltenham hotels today. Simply call 01242 222021 or book online.